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Old 05-27-2010, 05:59 AM   #1
mahmoodn
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Question Using variable to run an executable file


I have an executanle file in a directory (say /home/mahmood/test/do-sample) and in a bash file I want to run it:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
M_VARIABLE = $HOME/test
$M_VARIABLE/do-sample
It does not work and the error is:
Code:
$M_VARIABLE/do-sample: No such file or directory
but if I replace the absolute path, it works:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
/home/mahmood/test/do-sample
What is wrong with my varibale definition?
Thanks,
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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Hi,

This: M_VARIABLE = $HOME/test should be M_VARIABLE=$HOME/test. Mind the spaces around the =, there shouldn't be any!

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:15 AM   #3
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Yes. Thank you
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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